Ouray County Department of Social Services
PO Box 530  -  177 Sherman Street, # 104  -  Ridgway, CO 81432
Phone:  970.626.2299  -  Fax:  970.626.9911

Social Services

The Social Services Department provides child protection services, self-sufficiency and medical assistance programs, child support enforcement services, referrals to employment services, and general assistance to county residents.

The Department of Social Services is located in Ridgway. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

Director: Allan Gerstle (email:
allan.gerstle@state.co.us )

Child Protection Worker: Charles Pennal MSW, LCSW, Social Caseworker
charles.pennal@state.co.us )

Eligibility (all programs): Robert Matula, Case Manager
robert.matula@state.co.us )

Bookkeeping: Glenda Sanderson (email:
glenda.sanderson@state.co.us )

Child Support: contracted to Montrose County Child Support Enforcement Unit, 1200 N. Grand Ave, Suite C, Montrose, CO 81401. Cherrie Schlauger, Administrator, 970.252.4200

Child Welfare Emergency after hours, call 911.

Single Entry Point Agency: Tri County Adult Services, attn. Charles Rehfeldt 970.252-5093

Helpful links : 
State Department of Human Services   
State Department of Health Care Policies/